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ARPA Flyer_EnglishThe City wants to hear from you on how to spend Iowa City's $18.3 million in American Rescue Plan funds. Respond to a short survey at: icgov.org/ARPA or send comments to: publicinput@iowa-city.org. Support networks forBIPOC entrepreneurs A s s i s t a n c e t o a r t s & c u l t u r e o r g s Expanded civilian crisis response capacity E X P A N D E D M E N T A L H E A L T H S E R V I C E S P u b l i c t r a n s i t s e r v i c e i m p r o v e m e n t s Building capacity for non-profit providersChild care services Infrastructure to support climate resiliency Affordable housingJ o b t r a in in g f o r u n e m p lo y e d w o r k e r s Neighborhood-basedcommunityrec centers Expandedfree publicWiFi Emergency relief for households in need S m a l lbusines sgrants R e n t R e l i e f Survey and e-mail responses can be submitted in your preferred language. On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law. As part of this law, state and local governments received significant one-time funds to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery. Iowa City received $9.1 million in May 2021 and will receive another $9.1 million in May 2022. (Total $18.3 million). The U.S. Treasury has provided guidance on how these dollars can be spent within four broad categories: What areyour ideas? Providing premium pay to eligible public sector essential workers or grants to employers with eligible essential workers Replacing lost public sector revenue and restoring government service levels Investing in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure Responding to the pandemic’s public health and economic impacts on families and households, the workforce, businesses, and non-profits American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) 1 2 3 4